Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are “not out of the woods” yet, CBS news reported.
Fire officials say a chemical reaction occurred when one person tried to wash off a pesticide that had been sprayed under the house. Poisonous Phosphine gas was released.
Capt. Larry Davis said in a statement Monday that crews responded to a medical call at the home about 5 a.m. One child died at the scene and three others died at a hospital. Officials didn’t release any identifying information, including the children’s ages.
None of the news reports mentioned that any professional pest control company was involved in the pesticide application. This is a developing story. PCT will provide updates as additional details become available.
Sources: CBS News and CNN